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Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) and Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME)

  • Sam Atallah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sergio W. Larach, Beatriz Martín-Pérez
      Pages 3-10
    3. Uma R. Phatak, Justin A. Maykel
      Pages 11-16
    4. George J. Chang, T. Paul Nickerson
      Pages 17-30
    5. Laura Melina Fernandez, Guilherme Pagin São Julião, Bruna Borba Vailati, Angelita Habr-Gama, Rodrigo O. Perez
      Pages 31-41
    6. Sook C. Hoang, Charles M. Friel
      Pages 43-48
    7. Nienke den Dekker, Stefan Erik Van Oostendorp, Jurriaan Benjamin Tuynman
      Pages 49-55
    8. William Frederick Anthony Miles, Muhammad Shafique Sajid, Eleni Andriopoulou
      Pages 57-79
    9. Teresa H. deBeche-Adams, Raymond Yap, George Nassif
      Pages 81-87
    10. Matthew R. Albert, Paul Kaminsky
      Pages 89-95
    11. Giovanni Lezoche, Mario Guerrieri, Emanuele Lezoche
      Pages 97-111
    12. Dieter Hahnloser
      Pages 113-116
    13. Elena A. T. Vikis, Anne-Marie Dufresne, George Melich
      Pages 117-122
    14. Lawrence Lee, Nathalie Wong-Chong, John Monson
      Pages 133-142
    15. Deborah S. Keller
      Pages 143-152
    16. Sam Atallah, Nicolas C. Buchs, Seon-Hahn Kim
      Pages 153-164
    17. Kevin M. Izquierdo, Thushy Siva, Jean Salem, Brigitte Anderson, John Marks
      Pages 165-174
    18. Heather Carmichael, Patricia Sylla
      Pages 175-183

About this book


​This book captures cornerstone developments in a new body of knowledge and provides an expert resource on a “hot topic” in rectal surgery. Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) was designed for local excision of select rectal neoplasms, however soon it became realized that the TAMIS technique could be used for applications beyond local excision, most notably for transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME).  This new operative technique has revolutionized our approach to the distal rectum by allowing for improved access, especially in obese male patients with an android pelvis, and by minimizing abdominal wall access trauma. The endpoints of improved oncologic resection, as defined by mesorectal envelope completeness, negative circumferential resection margins, and negative distal margin, are assessed.  This book details controversies, pitfalls, and future directions of taTME and TAMIS. Chapters are authored by those on the forefront of innovation with TAMIS and taTME, and each is considered an authority on the topic.

Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) and Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) is a must-have reference for surgeons who are performing this operation and fellows in training who want to completely understand the various nuances of TAMIS and taTME.


Local Excision Oncologic Outcomes Robotic TAMIS Anastomotic techniques urethral injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Sam Atallah
    • 1
  1. 1.AdventHealth OrlandoOviedo Medical Center, and University of Central Florida College of MedicineOrlandoUSA

About the editors

Sam Atallah
Orlando, FL

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) and Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME)
  • Editors Sam Atallah
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-11571-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-11572-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 521
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 348 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Colorectal Surgery
    General Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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